EXOTIC CAR RALLY AND FUNDRAISER
TO SUPPORT EMPLOYEE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS
SPRING VALLEY N.Y.—On Sunday, May 20, marvel at power and speed in action at an exotic car rally and fundraiser at World Wide Ferrari Maserati (101 NY-59) as the dealership shows support for one of their own: employee Charlie O’Connor, a 35-year-old who is fighting to take back his life from cystic fibrosis.
Charlie was diagnosed with the hereditary and life-threatening rare disease when he was just six years old. Cystic fibrosis causes the buildup of thick, sticky fluid, which leads to persistent lung problems and eventually respiratory failure. After countless hospital visits and complications, Charlie received a lifesaving double lung transplant in 2011 at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Even as Charlie has navigated the blessings and challenges of life after transplant, co-workers said, he remains “an exceptional employee” at World Wide Ferrari. “Charlie comes in with a great attitude and a smile in spite of his challenges,” said Mike Mastrangelo, General Manager/Operating Partner. “We want to help him cover ongoing costs not covered by his health insurance.” Proceeds from the exotic car rally will be donated to the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Charlie O’Connor to assist with transplant-related expenses.
See thirty beautiful exotic cars at World Wide Ferrari on May 20. More information is available from Lori Fichter at [email protected] or 845.425.3002 ex. 8363. Planners thank the generous event sponsors, including Capital Grille, Westfield Garden State Plaza, Wegmans, Inserra Supermarkets, JR Cigars, and Cars & Chai. Can’t make it? Make a donation at any time in honor of Charlie O’Connor at helphopelive.org or by calling 800.642.8399. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and all funds will be used to offset medical expenses via the Help Hope Live’s Mid-Atlantic Transplant Fund.